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PH5066: PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIETY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:23


Course Overview

This team taught-course, linked to the Centre for Knowledge and Society (CEKAS), examines key issues in contemporary applied philosophical research, with special emphasis on topics associated with CEKAS research streams. Students will engage with philosophical arguments and concepts central to a variety of applied domains, including science, medicine, technology education and the arts. Students will be taught by a research expert in each topic and will have the opportunity to select their own topic for their assessments (essay and presentation).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jesper Kallestrup

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This team taught-course, linked to the Centre for Knowledge and Society (CEKAS), examines key issues in contemporary applied philosophical research, with special emphasis on topics associated with CEKAS research streams. Students will engage with philosophical arguments and concepts central to a variety of applied domains, including science, medicine, technology education and the arts. Students will be taught by a research expert in each topic and will have the opportunity to select their own topic for their assessments (essay and presentation).


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 19

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Presentation and either PowerPoint slides or outline

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

In addition to the oral presentation students will be required to submit either slides or a presentation outline. Feedback will be provided orally and in writing.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAchieve a critical understanding of philosophical concepts, arguments, theory and methods.
ProceduralApplyDevelop the ability to apply philosophical understanding and skills to social questions and problems.
ProceduralCreateEnhance the ability to communicate philosophical findings to audiences in spoken and written form.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided via SafeAssign system.

Word Count 4000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAchieve a critical understanding of philosophical concepts, arguments, theory and methods.
ProceduralApplyDevelop the ability to apply philosophical understanding and skills to social questions and problems.
ProceduralCreateEnhance the ability to communicate philosophical findings to audiences in spoken and written form.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback provided via SafeAssign system

Word Count 5000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAchieve a critical understanding of philosophical concepts, arguments, theory and methods.
ProceduralCreateEnhance the ability to communicate philosophical findings to audiences in spoken and written form.
ProceduralApplyDevelop the ability to apply philosophical understanding and skills to social questions and problems.

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